Web Resources on Driving for Elders and People with Dementia

I.  Family and Driver Resources

    Alzheimerís Association

    The national associationís Web site on driving and dementia with links to educational information. Local chapter websites will often list available driving clinics in the area.

    http://www.alz.org/safetycenter/we_can_help_safety_driving.asp

    American Association of Retired Persons
   
Information about online and classroom driving courses for seniors.
    http://www.aarp.org/home-garden/transportation/driver_safety/      


  
  American Automobile Association
  
 
Information on self assessment, classes, and other resources for the older driver.
    http://seniordriving.aaa.com/   
   
    AAA Roadwise Review: A Tool to Help Seniors Drive Safely Longer External Web Site
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    http://dev.seniordriving.aaa.com/evaluate-your-driving-ability/interactive-driving-evaluation
 
    American Occupational Therapy Association

    Information on occupational therapists, their role in driving assessment and rehabilitation, and locator.

    http://www.aota.org/Practice/Productive-Aging/Driving.aspx


    Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists

   Professionals working in the field of driver education / driver training and transportation equipment modifications

    http://www.driver-ed.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=104


    Centers for Disease Control
   Older drivers: get the facts

    http://www.n4a.org/content.asp?contentid=261


    Family Caregiver Alliance
   
    A review of the myriad of caregiver issues related to this topic.

    http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=432 


    Federal Highway Adminsitration
    Information about older road users.
    http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/older_users/#facts

 

    MayoClinic.com

    Caregiver site on when to stop driving for people with Alzheimer's disease.

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/alzheimers/HO00046   

   
    National Association of Social Workers

    Locate a social worker near you.

    http://www.helpstartshere.org/find-a-social-worker

   
    National Highway Traffic Safety Adminsitration

    Active aging programs

    http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/olddrive/
    Information and resources for family and professionals.
    http://www.nhtsa.gov/Driving+Safety/Older+Drivers

  
    The Hartford

    Insurance company web site with links to brochures on aging and dementia issues and driving.

    http://www.thehartford.com/mature-market-excellence/experts-on-aging

    http://www.thehartford.com/mature-market-excellence/publications-on-aging


    University of Michigan, Transportation Research Institute
    Driving decisions workbook by David Eby.
    http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/1321/94135.0001.001.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y

 

    WebMD

    Older driver safety tips.

    http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/guide/tips-caregivers-elderly-driving-transportation-needs

 

II. Physician Resources

    American Family Physician

    Dementia and Driving handout for the office.

    http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060315/1035ph.html

 
    American  Medical Association and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Physician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers.

    http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/olddrive/OlderDriversBook/pages/Contents.html

    and State Licensing and Reporting Laws (last updated 2004).

    http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/olddrive/OlderDriversBook/pages/Chapter8.html


    American Society on Aging and  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    Drive Well Tool Kit: Promoting Older Driver Safety and Mobility in Your Community.
    http://www.nhtsa.gov/Driving+Safety/Older+Drivers/Drive+Well+Toolkit:+Promoting+Older+Driver+Safety+and+Mobility+in+Your+Community

 
    California Department of Motor Vehicles

    Discussion of the California law and dementia severity.

    http://www.dmv.ca.gov/dl/driversafety/dementia.htm

 

    CanDrive Research Program in Canada

    Selected links on dementia and driving.

    http://www.candrive.ca/en/resources/physician-resources/43-driving-and-dementia.html

    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

    Older driver laws for licensing as well as driving statistics, updated every six months.

    http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/older-drivers/topicoverview


    Medscape
    "Safety First for Older Drivers": Self assessment program for physicians and health care professionals by Dr. David Carr.
    http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/837937

    "Assessing and Modifying Risks for Older Drivers": Education program for physicans and health care professionals by Dr. Brian Ott.

    http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/833915

    Neurology: "When should patients with Alzheimerís stop driving" by Deniz Erten-Lyons
   
Handout for patients and families.

    http://www.neurology.org/cgi/reprint/70/14/e45?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=driving+and+dementia&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=10&    sortspec=relevance&resourcetype=HWCIT

    
    Psychiatry Weekly

    Advanced Age, Dementia and Driving: A discussion of the physician role, ethics, and communication issues.

    http://www.psychweekly.com/aspx/Article/articledetail.aspx?articleid=984


    Helpful Review Articles
  
"The Older Adult Driver With Cognitive Impairment" by David Carr and Brian Ott

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2915446/
    "Impaired Driving From Medical Conditions" by Matthew Rizzo

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3289256/
    "Practice Parameter Update: Evaluation and Management of Driving Risk in Dementia" by Donal Iverson, et al.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2860481/


    Talking to Seniors and Their Family about Dementia and Driving

    Educational pamphlet.

    http://giic.rgps.on.ca/files/5%20Talking%20to%20seniors%20about%20driving.pdf

 

    Veterans Administration

    Government pamphlet: Dementia and driving.

    http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1162

 

III. Transportation Alternatives

    American Public Transportation Association

    Locate a local transportation provider in your community.

    http://www.publictransportation.org/systems/

 
    Community Transportation Association

    Information on transportation in the United States.

    http://www.ctaa.org/ntrc/

 

    Independent TransportationNetwork - America

    Novel older adult transportation system that provides 24-7 rides for seniors.

    http://www.itnamerica.org/.

 

    National Center on Senior Transportation

    A Web site that provides links to many transportation agencies.

    http://seniortransportation.easterseals.com/

 

    Seniors on the MOVE

    Assists older adults with relocation to another community.

    http://www.seniorsonthemoveinc.com/

   
    U.S. Administration on Aging
    Brochures on transportation options for seniors.

    http://www.n4a.org/content.asp?contentid=261

    Eldercare transportation assistance resource locator by community.

    http://www.eldercare.gov/eldercare.net/public/resources/topic/Transportation.aspx